THE BADGE HOLDER IS AN OFFICIAL NOMINEE
FOR THE 2021 NORTHERN INDIE DESIGN AWARDS.
Sheffield, "the world's biggest village", was recently voted one of the top cities in the UK for art - and we'd have to whole heartedly agree. In a city where you can feel at home, even if you're hundreds of miles away from home - it's quite easy to feel the warmth of the city resonate through the art created by those within it.
See below for our top pieces of Sheffield art created by Sheffield artists in the past few months.
Sheffield art featured this month - clockwise from the left: "A Very Bloomsbury Sort of Day" by Kerry Louise Bennett, "Horse Power" by Dave Akehurst, "Albert Beckett & Sons Bridge" by Mark Pendlebury, "Clear Water" by Paul Freeman and "Lunch on Mam Tor" by Sheffield illustrator, Grifff.
We asked people from across the seven hills why they think Sheffield art is the some of the best in the UK.
Of all the cities in the North, Sheffield art just has a knack of encapsulating warmth, urban vibrancy, nature, humour and community. I have a wonderful piece by Pete McKee on my wall, and although it's not a piece depicting Sheffield, the feeling it evokes is just 'Sheffield' through and through.
My favourite piece of Sheffield art is by Sheffield artist Grifff. - it depicts a gigantic octopus enveloped around the Park Hill flats. It's funny, sentimental, poignant (the octopus has the famous graffiti "I love you, will you marry me" tattooed to it's body), and is a statement piece in my bathroom when guests visit.
Check out the Sheffield art featured in Sheffield's only art postcard subscription, The Art Post. Click on each piece to find out a little more about each artist and the inspiration for their piece of work.
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